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Falmouth Van Gogh Cruise Ship Now at Breaker Yard

THE popular Van Gogh cruise liner, now renamed Titan, ended its days at the demolition yard in Gadani Beach, Pakistan.

The ship, which has carried thousands of passengers on short cruises from Falmouth to the Mediterranean, Norway and even made a world cruise from this port, will succumb to the gas axe.

Her master on many cruises from here was Captain Valery Plachynda, a charming Ukrainian.

Van Gogh made headlines in 2004 when she rammed the tanker Spetses off Gibraltar in fog.

Launched as Gruziya for Black Sea Shipping Company, Odessa, she was one of five Belarus-class sister ships built in Finland in 1975.

  • AMBASSADOR Cruise Line has confirmed that the commissioning of its first ship, Ambience has unfortunately been delayed.

“The vessel underwent extensive engineering and other work while in dry dock in Croatia. The process has recently suffered significant delays on the supply side, which has also resulted in a temporary lack of marine gas oil availability in Croatia.

“Although these issues have now been resolved, her maiden voyage to Hamburg, originally scheduled for April 6, 2022, has been rescheduled to depart now on April 20, and her first two sailings to the Norwegian fjords have subsequently been cancelled.”

Falmouth is one of the UK ports from which Ambassador plans to use a terminal port for some cruises which will be announced soon.